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1.26 Million Federal Grant Featured in The Providence Journal - 08.19.16

 

By Lynn Arditi
Journal staff writer

Posted Aug. 18, 2016 at 6:21 PM

JOHNSTON, R.I. – The federal Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded a $1.2 million grant to Gateway Healthcare’s The Autism Project.

It was one of four such grants the federal agency awarded to state programs for improving services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders.

The grant for The Autism Project will help improve coordination and care for Rhode Island children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental disabilities (DD), Gateway Healthcare said in a news release. The funding will help the program provide community resources and innovative health technologies, as well as help families with diagnosis, services and support.

The project will work through partnerships with the Rhode Island Department of Health’s screening and early intervention programs as well as United Way’s 2-1-1 program, the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center, and other initiatives.

The Autism Project will collaborate with Bradley Hospital, which, like Gateway Healthcare, is a member of the Lifespan hospital group.

The other grant recipients were the University of Delaware, the Washington State Department of Health and the University of Wisconsin.

    - larditi@providencejournal.com

    On Twitter: @LynnArditi

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